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The Foods of Africa

chefparttimeNovember 13, 2020

Still a culinary mystery to many, the foods of Africa are as diverse. Just like…

Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner

chefparttimeNovember 5, 2020

Ever thought about hosting an “expensive” Thanksgiving dinner, costing… say about $181,000? The last time it…

The Most Exotic Spice Saffron

chefparttimeOctober 26, 2020

First cultivated in Greece, the spice saffron originates from the Saffron Crocus flower. Lovers of…

Salt Pork: A Forgotten Flavoring?

chefparttimeOctober 26, 2020

When it comes to flavoring dried beans, legumes, rice, and/or vegetables, salt pork does not…

The Wonderfulness of Spam: The Canned Ham, That Is!

chefparttimeOctober 19, 2020

Although I only eat it about once or twice a year, I love Spam.  Why,…

Isn’t the Truffle Just Another Mushroom?

chefparttimeOctober 17, 2020

Once considered as having aphrodisiacal properties, almost anything truffle is usually held in high esteem…

Have you ever heard of Scrapple?

chefparttimeOctober 11, 2020

Have you ever heard of Scrapple? Go to any diner across the U.S. and you’ll…

Would you try Billion Dollar Popcorn?

chefparttimeOctober 10, 2020

Calling All Popcorn Lovers: In the mood for a bucket of rich, buttery golden popcorn? Also…

Bird’s Nest Soup $100 a Bowl?

chefparttimeOctober 5, 2020

Are you in the mood for soup? Most likely you won’t find a can of…

A Camel burger is a burger – or is it?

chefparttimeOctober 2, 2020

Camel burger: Low in fat, similar in taste and texture to pork, beef or lamb,…

Has Caviar Lost Some of Its Royal Luster?

chefparttimeSeptember 27, 2020

Once reserved strictly for the pleasure of royalty, caviar is now accessible to anyone who…

Why Did John Madden Love The Turducken…The What?

chefparttimeSeptember 25, 2020

Immortalized by the former, critically acclaimed NFL sportscaster, John Madden. And popularized by the infamous…

Ever Thought About The First Thanksgiving?

chefparttimeSeptember 23, 2020

Ever thought about what the first Thanksgiving was like while reflecting upon your own family…

Tailgating How to do it In Times of Covid-19

chefparttimeSeptember 22, 2020

Covid-19 has turned the sporting world upside down, inside out and back again. With social…

From Germany to Missouri, Three of My Favorite Oktoberfest Beers

chefparttimeSeptember 18, 2020

I have spent many an October tasting German-style beers. One of my favorites is from…

Liverwurst You either like it or you hate it

chefparttimeSeptember 18, 2020

Eating liverwurst is usually an acquired taste.  A spreadable sausage, liverwurst is made from a mixture…

Fall is Soup Season – Lazy Lunch Ideas

chefparttimeSeptember 17, 2020

The weather is turning cooler.  And it’s lunchtime.  You want something quick, filling, and tasty. You…

Are You Ready For Pumpkin Spice Season?

chefparttimeSeptember 17, 2020

Summer is winding down and Americans are already clamoring for their pumpkin spice fix…usually lattes,…

Fall Starbucks drinks

chefparttimeSeptember 16, 2020

It’s that time of year again! Oversize knit sweaters, golden leaves crunching under your boots,…

5 Foods You Need for an Oktoberfest Feast

chefparttimeSeptember 15, 2020

Munich’s Germany’s Oktoberfest begins September 19. And normally around the world there would be Oktoberfest…

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